Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 911427

Ello sphinx
Erinnyis ello

Observation date: July 21, 2013
Submitted by: peekaboo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: About 3 in long, very "meaty", 2 black spots behind head that show best when he is curled over eating the plant. Otherwise he is plain green. Found about 8 eating our Poinsettia that is planted outside. Never have seen these anywhere else in our yard before. We have recently had a lot of rain.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: August 01, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Indian River County